Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 6:00 am
Today in history for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 27, the 362nd day of 2012. There are four days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: An oyster supper dance was held Christmas night in Hampton,with music by Mylo White's cotillion band. Supper was served at 11 p.m.
1887 -- 125 years ago: A Burlington railroad freight engine got away from its crew andran wild for two miles between Moline and Rock Island this morning.
1912 -- 100 years ago: State's Attorney Floyd E. Thompson has gone to Roodhouse to spend the holiday season.
1937 -- 75 years ago: The city council has adopted an ordinance limiting downtownparking to one hour instead.
1962 -- 50 years ago: Three ice-making engineers of Holiday on Ice and a crew of 20recruited in the Quad-Cities area are preparing the artificial rink at the Rock Island Armory for the show's 16th engagement, which opens Saturday and continues through Tuesdayunder auspices of the Rock Island Optimist Club.
1987 -- 25 years ago: The red tags went up, and Quad-Cities shoppers Saturday streamedinto local stores for after-Christmas bargains and returns. SouthPark Mall shopperswho waited until 10 a.m. when most stores were set to open found some store aislesalready crowded with bargain hunters and lines forming around cash registers for after-Christmas returns.